2.00pm: AGM (members only)
Followed by: a recital by dramatic soprano Katrina Sheppeard and then afternoon tea
Goethe Institut, 90 Ocean Street, Woollahra
All welcome to the concert:
Members $25 / Guests $30 / Students fulltime $10
Katrina Sheppeard, who is supported by the Wagner Society, completed her undergraduate vocal studies at the Western Australia Conservatorium of Music. In 2002 she joined Opera Australia and remained as part of the ensemble until 2007 when she became a Young Artist for Opera Queensland. In Australia, Katrina covered and performed many roles at Opera Australia, Opera Queensland and Victorian Opera including The Beggar Woman, Donna Elvira, Lace Seller/Russian Mother from Britten’s Death in Venice and Aphrodite and Echo in the Richard Mills’ Love of the Nightingale.
Since moving from Australia to London in 2008 Katrina has worked extensively with UK companies, and in particular with English National Opera. Roles covered by Katrina for ENO include Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana, Turandot, Marta in Weinberg’s The Passenger, Leonore in Fidelio, Katerina in Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Norma and Tosca.
In 2016 Katrina performed the UK premier of Wagner’s ‘Vorspiel and Liebestod’ from Tristan und Isolde, arranged by James Ledger with the Tait Chamber Orchestra conducted by Jessica Cottis, at St John’s Smith Square. Katrina also performed a concert of Wagner highlights at Australia House with fellow Australian, Baritone Warwick Fyfe.